Rajaji National Park
Rajaji is perhaps the best place in north India to observe Elephants… Water bodies near it make it a birding heaven. Explore!

Tour Dates

19th Feb – 24th Feb, 2019

14th Apr – 20th Apr, 2019

Price

28,500 INR per head

Itinerary
Day 1

Pick up from either Haridwar Railway Station.

Check-in to Rest House. We can do birding around the rest house if time and energy are on our side, around the rest house Crested Kingfisher and Shikra are commonly observed in hunting mode. In the night we will take a small ride around the main road surrounding Chila range.

Many Elephant herds come around the road for reaching the mighty ganges to quench the thirst. It is also a good time and area to spot Owls, Owlets, night jars and is known for movement of leopards and hyena.

Day 2

MORNING: 

Morning safari ride in Chilla Range

Timing 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM

11.00 to 2.00 Rest & Lunch

AFTERNOON:

Afternoon safari  in Ranipur safari track

Timing 2.30 to 06.30

Day 3

MORNING:

Safari and Birding in Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve
Timing 6.30 to 11.00

Expected No. of Species
Mammals: 25
Birds: 120+

Abount Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve
Jhilmil Jheel is a saucer (circular) shaped wetland situated on the left bank of River Ganges in Chiriyapur forest range of Haridwar district in Uttarakhand State, India. It is corridor for various animal of Rajaji Tiger Reserve as both shares common boundaries. The sighting of swamp deer in this area was reported on 1st February, 2005. Later, on 14 August 2005, the area was declared among one of the first Conservation Reserve in India by the Hon President of India Prof Abdul Kalam. The area is rich in faunal and floral diversity including four species of deer (Chital, Sambar, Barking deer and specially Swamp deer), Wild Elephant, Nilgai and Common leopard occasionally tiger and a large number of resident and winter migratory birds. Tantpur village is the only village adjacent to Jhilmil Jheel. The village came into existence only after 1950’s. These villagers strongly support conservation of Swamp deer in Jhilmil Jheel. Efforts are made for the betterment in conserving Swamp deer, its habitat and as a whole flora and fauna of the Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve with the cooperation of people of adjacent Tantwala village.

AFTERNOON:

Move Towards
Corbett Landscape
On the way to Mondiapani Forest Rest House we will have lunch at a great birding destination with focus on getting glimpses of Reb Billed Leothrix, Red Billed Blue Magpie and other Shivalik beauties.
Late Evening, we reach Forest Guest House @ Mondiapani, unpack our bags and retire for the day after food and a bit of star trail.

Day 4

MORNING:

We go for birding trail on foot in and around the rich saal forests of Mondiapni Range, this range is famous for woodpeckers and all the beautiful birds of Shivaliks and serves as an important migration corridor between Gangetic planes and Sub Himalayan Altitudes. It is home to Red Billed Leaothirx, Chestnut headed as well as Velvet fronted Nutach, White capped water redstart, Red Breasted Parakeet, variety of woodpeckers, Rusty Cheeked Scimitar babbler, Black Crested Bulbul, Ashy Bulbul.
These Forests are still migratory corridors of elephants and sighting of elephants are common in these forests. Other mammals include Sambhar Deer, Spotted Deer, Wild Boar, Jackal and Leopard

Lunch & Rest
11.30 to 1.00

AFTERNOON:

Move Towards Halduparao F.R.H
Birding and Animal spotting on Safari Track
Enroute we will be able Grey Headed Woodpecker, Rufous Woodpecker, Grey Winged Black Bird, Great Slaty Woodpecker, flocks of Khaleej’s Peasant, Minivet, Maroon Oriole, Lesser and Greater racket tailed drongo, 2 species of nutach, long tailed minivet, Crested Serpent Eagle, Grey Headed Fishing Eagle, Lesser Fishing Eagle, Brown Fish Owl, Crested Kingfisher, Stork Billed Kingfisher, Greater Yellow nape and Lesser yellow nape woodpeckers, Ashy Bulbul, Black Crested bulbul, Hair Crested Drongo, and many other rare and endangered bird species.

Evening ins the best time to spot mammals like Elephants and Tigers coming down to drink water and take dust baths and other daily activities

Day 5

MORNING:

Safari and Birding at Guest House Campus & Safari Track.

Timing 6.30 to 11.00

Expected No. of Species
Mammals: 25
Birds: 120+

Halduparao Zone
We will again explore Saal forests and different water bodies in Halduparao zone, it is good time to spot Yellow Throated Marten, Mongoose and several birds like Changeable Hawk Eagle, Varity of pigeons and doves. Morning is a prime time to spot and observe delightfully beautiful birds of corbett landscape.

AFTERNOON:

Move Towards Koluchaur F.R.H.

Kolachaur is a pristine range well connected with Dhikala range of Jim Corbett, it is actually opposite side of Dhikala and has many water sources. It gives us excellent opportunity to observe elephants doing dust baths as well as boasts itself of largest tigers in Jim Corbett landscape.
During this safari we cross the sanonandi river 8 times and chances of sighting of mammals increases many folds and we may even be able to see Otters and Ghariyals. During our trip time limted water will attract more elephants and bigger mammals towards water bodies.
Lunch

Evening Reach Forest Guest House Koluchaur

Day 6

MORNING:

Birding at Guest House Campus & Safari Track

Timing 6.30 to 11.00

Expected No. of Species
Koluchaur Zone

We will follow up on leads collected on previous day Safari and will try to locate the big cats of Koluchaur range. It is a range which is preferred by breeding females as well as new adult tigers in a bid to make new territories. Kolachaur is also famous for Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Grey Headed Fish Eagle and Lesser Fish Eagles. Great Hornbills are also spotted here.

AFTERNOON:

Move Towards Koluchaur F.R.H.

Kolachaur is a pristine range well connected with Dhikala range of Jim Corbett, it is actually opposite side of Dhikala and has many water sources. It gives us excellent opportunity to observe elephants doing dust baths as well as boasts itself of largest tigers in Jim Corbett landscape.
During this safari we cross the sanonandi river 8 times and chances of sighting of mammals increases many folds and we may even be able to see Otters and Ghariyals. During our trip time limted water will attract more elephants and bigger mammals towards water bodies.
Lunch

Evening Reach Forest Guest House Koluchaur

The Most uniquely crafted wildlife experience ever… Follow the footprints of amazing migration journey of elephants between iconic Rajaji National Park to legendary Jim Corbett National Park. The aim of “ Gaj Yatra” is to make people witness how over exploitation of forested patch are causing breaks in elephant corridors and 6 Days and 5 nights of joyous ride, in which we will see the different shades of Garwal and Kumoon regions of Uttarakhand, experience first-hand how the landscapes of the regions change the lifestyle of people around as well as diversity in landscapes shapes the life in the wilderness in same manner.   TARGET BIRDS : Black Stork, Black-nacked Stork, Common Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Crested Serpent Eagle, Himalayan Buzzard, Long-legged Buzzard, Steppe Eagle, Crested Hawk Eagle, Common Greenshank, Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon, Emerald Dove, Plum-headed Parakeet, Slaty Headed Parakeet, Sirkeer Malkoha, Jungle Owlet, Brown Fish Owl, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Great Hornbill, Great Barbet, Blue- Throated Barbet, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Greater Goldenback, Scarlet Minivet, Long-tailed Minivet, Spangled Drongo, Black-hooded Oriole, Maroon Oriole, Yellow-bellied Fantail, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Black-throated Tit, Blackcrested bulbul, Common Green Magpie, Black Bulbul, Red-billed Leothrix, Whiskered Yuhina, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Wallcreeper, White-capped Redstart, Plumbeous Water Redstart, Chestnut billed Rock Thrush, Red breasted Flycatcher, Taiga Flycatcher, Slaty-blue flycatcher, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Small Niltava, Red Avadavat, Yellow-breasted Greenfinch. ETC   TARGET MAMMALS Tiger, Leopard, Asian Elephant, Jungle Cat, Python, etc    
  • Accommodation for 4 days in a hotel near Rajaji National Park
  • All transfers to and from Haridwar Railway Station
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner for all the days while on tour
  • 6 Open Gypsy Safaris
  • All park entry fees
  • Gypsy charges
  • Guide charges
  • Camera charges if applicable.
  • Guidance during the photography sessions
  • Travel cost from your starting place till pick up destination and back.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, water bottles, cold drinks etc.
  • Gratuity/tips to guides/drivers.
  • Any item not mentioned in the inclusions.

      Please Note: Consuming and carrying alcoholic beverages on any of our tours is strictly prohibited.

  • Knowledge of the flora and fauna of the forest.
  • Approaching wildlife in the field.
  • Identification of different mammals and birds
  • Pugmark study and bird calls study.
  • Exposure control while taking photographs.
  • Framing and composition
  • Living close to nature Amazing memories Desire to explore other places
  • Please Note: During camp strictly follow the instructions of the camp leader,guide and the organizing staff.
  • Clothing related items:-Light colored clothes (preferably t-shirts, pants, track suits, salwar kameez etc),cap, scarf, handkerchiefs, socks, towel, bedhsheet.
  • Medical related items:- Band-Aid strips, washing and bathing soap, personal medicines prescribed by doctors.
  • Personal Hygiene:-Toothbrush, toothpaste, toiletories, hair cream, comb, napkins.
  • Others:-Torch (with extra pair of batteries), water bottle, sun glasses, camera.

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